Enterprise GIS--This link contains information about software license for Kentucky state agencies, state wide ESRI site license for Kentucky colleges and universitites and enterprise implementation.
Kentucky From Above! --This initiative will continue the effort to build and maintain a current basemap for the Commonwealth that can meet the needs of its users at the state, federal, local, and regional level. A common basemap, including current color leaf-off aerial photography and elevation data (LiDAR), reduces the cost of developing GIS applications, promotes data sharing, and add efficiencies to many state agency business processes. It is planned that access to the basemap data will be made available in the public domain.
GeoMAPP --The Geospatial Multistate Archive and Preservation Partnership (GeoMAPP) effort is driven by a partnership between the Library of Congress and state geospatial and archives staff from North Carolina, Kentucky and Utah. The partners include: the North Carolina Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (CGIA), North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina State University Libraries, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA), Kentucky Division of Geographic Information (DGI), Utah Division of Archives and Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center (AGRC).
Commonwealth Geospatial Strategic Plan--Kentucky Division of Geographic Information (DGI) will work with the Kentucky Geographic Information Advisory Council (GIAC) membership to develop the Geospatial Strategic Plan for the Commonwealth. DGI’s role during the drafting will be that of coordination and support, but after adoption, DGI will work to implement the recommendations in an efficient and timely manner. It is expected that this process will enable the stakeholders involved with geospatial data and activities in Kentucky to improve communication and coordination efforts resulting in better decisions, products, and services for the Commonwealth’s citizens. This project is supported with federal funds awarded by the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) CAP Grant Program.
KY Geodetic Advisor-- The National Geodetic Survey has released two new geoid models: gravimetric (USGG2009) and the more commonly used hybrid (GEOID09). The hybrid model transforms from GPS height measurements to NAVD88. The new models incorporate information from satellite gravity and altimetry missions, and improved computation methods. Kentucky contributed 126 data points which include GPS data on benchmarks. The quality ellipsoid heights from the NSRS 2007 adjustment and NAVD88 orthometric heights were used to model the geoid height undulation for the GEOID09 hybrid geoid model.
Height Modernization-- Height Modernization establishes accurate, reliable heights using GPS technology in conjunction with traditional leveling, gravity and remote sensing information. With it we will improve our knowledge of elevation, the most basic of mapping and planning tools, making it... better, faster, cheaper.
Statewide Landscape Change Monitoring and Modeling--Through collaborative projects funded by NASA and the US EPA, DGI has released a set of statewide critical remote sensing information layers for the Commonwealth: land cover, imperviousness, and canopy closure (2001), land cover change between 2001 and 2005, and moderate resolution land cover (2006) for Central Kentucky counties. The Kentucky Watershed Modeling information Portal leverages KYGeoNet services to enable users and modelers to extract information by watershed.